Building lasting companionship

Find ongoing personalised support, participate in the community, and work towards independence with Australia's fastest-growing network of Social Carers.

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More than support workers

Our Social Carers are like your mentor, friend, big brother or sister. They're like family.

How we help

We provide social support through activities like arts & craft, exercise, household tasks, grocery shopping, transportation, and companionship for social events.

How it works

Find the right Social Carer in three easy steps:

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Post an activity

This is like a job ad. Tell Social Carers what you would like to do, and at what day & time.

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Message a Carer

You can also search for and contact any Social Carers who match your interests, needs, location and more.

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Request a Meet and Greet

This is like a job interview to check if a Social Carer will be a good match. You can arrange up to 5 free Meet and Greets, which a Carer will be paid for. Learn more.

Carers you can trust and rely on

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All our Social Carers go through a comprehensive vetting process. We only approve applicants we'd want looking after our own families.

  1. An online test to ensure they will honour and uphold our Community Values
  2. An NDIS Workers Check and a Working With Children Check (if required)
  3. A minimum of two glowing references from previous colleagues and personal contacts
  4. A group interview with a Like Family representative to evaluate problem-solving and interpersonal skills
  5. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination in accordance with their state government's requirements. Learn more.

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Where we're located

We offer social support in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. We also offer phone and video bookings if you live out of area.

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Disability Support

NDIS funding

You can use your NDIS support plan to pay for your bookings and get a helping hand or someone to hang out with, whenever you need it.

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Aged Care Support

Aged Care Package

Have an Aged Care support plan? You can use it with us! Like Family can help you feel independent and lend a hand with your day-to-day activities.

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